Group of Six reflects on a year of change

The Group of Six, a collection of six centers that provides resources and outlets for students considering their social identities, according to the Tufts student life website, has undergone several changes in leadership and structure over the past year. The Group of Six is made up of the Latino Center, Africana Center, LGBT Center, Women’s […]


History on the Hill: Identity-based resource centers

With several vacant or soon-to-be vacant director positions in the identity-based resource centers at Tufts, students have been asking administrators to act quickly to fill those vacancies and commit to staffing these centers in the interim. Searches for new directors of the Asian American, Latino and Women’s Centers are now underway, and interim staffing plans […]


Linell Yugawa to retire as Asian American Center’s director

Linell Yugawa, director of the Asian American Center, will retire after more than 30 years of leadership, according to an email sent to students on April 4. During her time as director, Yugawa launched numerous initiatives and programs including the Center’s Peer Leader Program and was deeply involved with the Pan Asian Council (PAC). Her […]


At town hall meeting, students voice concerns about Group of Five centers

The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs (DOSA) held a town hall meeting yesterday evening to discuss the futures of the Group of Five (G5), which includes the Africana Center, Asian American Center, Latino Center, LGBT Center and Women’s Center. This meeting was prompted by an op-ed written by a group of students from the Asian American Center […]


Women’s Center continues search for new leadership

Hope Freeman will continue her work as the interim director for the Women’s Center after stepping in during November 2018 to fill the opening left by former director K. Martinez. A committee to search for a new candidate is not currently active as the Office of Student Affairs considers a reorganization of the Group of Six, specifically within the […]


Events on the Hill: Week of Feb. 18

TUESDAY “Distinguished Speaker Series: Donna Brazile” Details: As their first Distinguished Speaker of the semester, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life will invite Donna Brazile, political strategist and former chair of the Democratic National Committee, to speak on the state of politics and the looming presidential election. Where and when: ASEAN Auditorium; 6:30 p.m. […]


Editorial: Tufts must support Group of Six by filling vacancies, increasing center staff

The Group of Six, which promotes events, discussion and community through the lens of social identities, is critically important for Tufts students looking to access the unique resources and support systems that its centers offer. The Group of Six is made up of the Africana Center, the Asian American Center, the FIRST Resource Center, the Latino Center, the LGBT Center and […]


Student Affairs seeks to fill three staff vacancies in Group of Five centers

Following K. Martinez’s decision to leave their position as director of the Women’s Center in April, six full-time staff members are currently serving campus cultural centers. There are currently staffing vacancies including the Women’s Center director, a temporary administrative position to be hired for the summer and a staff administrator at Bolles House to serve the Latino […]


Director of Women’s Center K. Martinez leaves Tufts after 11 months

K. Martinez, the director of the Women’s Center, will be leaving Tufts on April 13. In their past 11 months as director, Martinez has spearheaded a number of changes and updates to the Women’s Center and overseen projects and programs on a larger scale. Martinez’s first order of business as director was to renovate the […]


ID card scanner improves accessibility in Women’s Center

The Women’s Center announced in its Feb. 12 newsletter that it had installed an ID card scanner to expand student access to the center. K. Martinez, the director of the Women’s Center, said they led the initiative in an effort to make the Women’s Center more accessible to students who use the space. They explained that during […]


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